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BLANKENSHIP, Arletta (Kirk)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

 

Funeral services will be held for Arletta Blankenship, 74, of Chickasha, at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2013, at Bible Baptist Church, with Reverend Kim Hayes officiating.

 

Arletta Blankenship was born in Ada, Oklahoma, on October 9, 1938, the daughter of J.C. and Ruby Kirk. She passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Oklahoma City. Arletta grew up in the Ada, Oklahoma area. She graduated from Vanoss High School. She attended college in Ada at East Central University studying education. She married Denial A. Blankenship January of 1962, in Montana. Arletta and her family moved to Chickasha in 1974. She later enrolled in U.S.A.O, where she graduated with a degree in education.

 

She taught fifth grade at Ninnekah Public School from 1981-1999. Arletta enjoyed reading as her pastime. Also she was very generous to those she cared about. She was preceded in death by both parents and sister Betty Laguardia.

 

Survivors include husband, Denial A. Blankenship of the home; son, Denial R. Blankenship of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and granddaughter, Jessica Blankenship of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.